Professor Emeritus of History
Area of expertise:
Modern U.S. urban history
Religion and politics in U.S. history
Civil liberties and civil rights in U.S. history
San Francisco history
William Issel studies the history of the U.S. since 1900 and is an expert on the role of ethnicity, race, religion, and politics in American cities, particularly the city of San Francisco.
Ph.D., American Civilization, University of Pennsylvania